Newly Published Book Tells of the Struggle of the American Indians

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Non-native woman is drawn to and embroiled in the struggle to preserve culture and acknowledgement of civil and equal rights for Native Americans

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Author Barbara Nixon, along with her co-author Marlette ThunderHorse, tells the world of the plight of the Native Americans, particularly of those in Wounded Knee, South Dakota in Mi’taku’ ye-O’yasin (We Are All Related), her first book made available through Xlibris since April 2012.

This book contains true stories that are actual depictions of fact and known instances that are either documented history or of current events, many having made it to the news. This compilation of letters, historical facts, personal knowledge, and eyewitness accounts have been placed together to construct a full and extensive written and pictorial analysis of how the Native American Indians have been slated for extinction, cunningly by their own hand, “divide and conquer”…a strategy cleverly orchestrated by the United States federal government some 500 years ago.

Readers who wish to know the truth of the plight of the Native American Indians historically, to present day, will find Mi’taku’ ye-O’yasin an invaluable resource. Proponents of human rights, educators, as well as the general public and those with American Indian ancestry are strongly encouraged to partake of this knowledge as well.

This book will be featured at the 2012 Book Expo America in New York City on June 5-8, 2012.

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About the Author
Barbara Nixon was born and raised in Long Island, N.Y. She lived in a culturally diverse community, which taught her to respect and embrace the differences between people. An only child at age 12, she lost her mother. During her father’s absences, working away from home for weeks at a time, Nixon discovered ‘many mothers’ that were willing to help raise her. Mothers of all ethnicities that would nurture her young and fragile spirit free from harm—good mothers of many different colors, races and creeds. In the years of her young adulthood, she had become a social activist for human and equal rights because of the way, and by whom she was raised, participating in many rallies, protests and 1960s gatherings such as Woodstock, the infamous four days of peace and love.

In an attempt to settle down, with much urging from her father, she got married in 1980 at age 29, a relationship that ended in abandonment 15 years later. She had two children, a daughter Kelly, and a son Matthew. Her deep involvement with Native America and the struggle for Indian people’s equality was ignited when she met Derek Whirlwind, a Native man of Mayan decent and a member of the American Indian Movement. Becoming a member of the movement in 1998, she traveled through ‘Indian Country’ with Whirlwind and eventually ended up in Wounded Knee South Dakota where she met her co-author Marlette ThunderHorse. The rest is history.

Mi’taku’ ye-O’yasin * by Barbara Nixon
Letters from Wounded Knee
Publication Date: April 13, 2012
Trade Paperback; $23.99; 635 pages; 978-1-4653-5389-4
Trade Hardback; $34.99; 635 pages; 978-1-4653-5390-0
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4653-5391

To request a complimentary paperback review copy, contact the publisher at (888) 795-4274 x. 7879. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (610) 915-0294 or call (888) 795-4274 x. 7879.

For more information, contact Xlibris at (888) 795-4274 or on the web at

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